• abndogos

    September 3, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    I sat last night and did some searching to see what dog foods had supplemented l-tryptophan, and there were actually quite a few. I wonder why some do and some don’t, especially if they are adding all the other essential amino acids. I looked at my dog food, Evo Red meat and here is the nutrient analysis , but no l-trypthophan, go figure? Are the amino acids decreased or lost in the whole processing of kibble? Why I am wondering is that Toro, Fe, and the other dogo I had, Paulo, were/are all fed Evo, and all have dog aggression issues. I had put Toro on St John’s Wort about 2 months back to see about the whole serotonin thing, I see a little difference. Now I have to wean off the St John’s Wort and slowly add the l-tryptophan as not to cause a serotonin syndrome. I am also gonna start gving some to Fe also, to see what happens.

    Moisture 7.50 %
    Protein 42.42 %
    Fat 22.22 %
    Linoleic Acid 1.24 %
    Omega 3 0.43 %
    Carbohydrates 14.85 %
    Fiber 1.82 %
    Ash 8.7 %
    Calcium 2.09 %
    Phosphorous 1.26 %
    Magnesium 0.1 %
    Sodium 0.43 %
    Iron 378 mg/kg
    Zinc 200 mg/kg
    Copper 18 mg/kg
    Iodine 2.8 mg/kg
    Manganese 21 mg/kg
    Selenium 0.64 mg/kg
    Arginine 2.73 %
    Histidine 0.95 %
    Isoleucine 1.73 %
    Leucine 3.35 %
    Lysine 2.74 %
    Methionine 0.99 %
    Met-Cysteine 1.52 %
    Phenylalanine 2.04 %
    Phe-Tyrosine 3.54 %
    Threonine 1.8 %
    Valine 2.28 %
    Taurine 1060 mg/kg
    Choline 1737.89 mg/kg
    Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 3.58 mg/kg
    Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 3.5 mg/kg
    Niacin 31.64 mg/kg
    Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 3.86 mg/kg
    Folic Acid 0.98 mg/kg
    Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 18 mg/kg
    Biotin 0.07 mg/kg
    Vitamin A 16623.81 IU/kg
    Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 500 mg/kg
    Vitamin D 1620.58 IU/kg
    Vitamin E 300 IU/kg

    Oh yeah, I totally agree with the whole raw diet and protein thing…and I would say that there is no problems there because the essential amino acids are right there in the raw and they aren’t lost in cooking/processing….but maybe the kibble food with higher protein and lost amino acids that aren’t being supplemented, esp. l-tryptophan, are causing aggression.